How to Dye Easter Eggs

From delicate pastels to bold, neon stripes, dyed eggs are a must for Easter. Learn how to dye Easter eggs in a few easy steps.

Easter Eggs 101

The tradition of painting eggs during springtime dates back thousands of years, as the egg symbolizes new life and rebirth in many cultures. Today, the Easter egg holds much of the same meaning, and is an important part of the Easter season. Whether you’re dyeing eggs for an Easter egg hunt or for decorations, dyeing your own Easter eggs is a fun and easy craft. Learn how to dye Easter eggs in a few easy steps, as well as a few tips for creative twists to add a touch of your own personality to this classic Easter craft.
 

You’ll need:

• Hard-boiled eggs
• 1 tsp white vinegar
• Liquid food colouring (about 20 drops per colour)
• Paper towel
• A container deep enough to submerge the egg
• Tongs or a slotted spoon (Note: dyes will discolour wooden tongs and spoons)

Step 1: Make the dye

Before you begin, cover your work surface with paper towels. Next, mix 20 drops of food colouring, 1 tsp of white vinegar, and 1 cup of boiling water in a container (like a cup or a bowl) that’s deep enough to fully submerge an egg. If you’d like a stronger colour, add more food colouring to the mixture.
 

Step 2: Dye the eggs

Dunk an egg in the mixture, using either a slotted spoon or tongs. Leave it in for five minutes, or longer if you want a deeper colour. Turn the egg occasionally to make sure both sides get coloured.
 

Step 3: Remove the egg

After five minutes (or longer), carefully remove the egg and set it aside to dry on a paper towel or an egg holder.
 

Fun Twists for Your Easter Eggs:

• For a bit of glitz, mix white glue with glitter and paint it on your eggs. The glue will dry clear, leaving only glitter
• For a bit of glam, draw on the eggs with metallic markers or paints (think polka dots, zig-zags, and swirls)
• Create bold stripes by wrapping the eggs with a rubber band, then dyeing them again
• Polka dot your eggs with paint and thin-tipped paint brush
• Use stickers, stamps, or fake tattoos to create fuss-free designs
• Make a two-tone egg by submerging one half of the egg back in the colour mixture
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